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Bipartisan effort by Kentucky Lawmakers would focus aid to Louisville’s West End neighborhoods

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A bipartisan effort from state lawmakers was announced on Tuesday to aid several neighborhoods in the West End of Louisville. During a press conference at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, was joined by Louisville Democratic Senators Morgan McGarvey and Gerald Neal, as well as Republican Julie Raque Adams, to...

Col Owens: Gestapo tactics must stop now; speak out for the America we know and love, not this

We have recently witnessed in Portland, Oregon, an occurrence which should never happen in our America – the insertion of unidentified armed men in unmarked vehicles “arresting” – i.e., kidnapping – unarmed civilians off the street. With no evidence of authority, no warrant for arrest. These people are mostly engaged in peaceful protest demonstrations. This is not the country we live...

Maine husband’s long shot play on Kentucky Oaks Day pays off with kidney donation for his wife

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Shaun McCarthy was running out of options, and time. Stacey McCarthy, Shaun’s wife, was on dialysis and in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Efforts to find a compatible donor in or around his Portland, Maine home were unsuccessful. Shaun McCarthy on Kentucky Oaks Day, with his “MY WIFE NEEDS A KIDNEY,” sport coat (photo by Mark Hansel). There...

EKU faculty member elected vice president of International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors

Dr. Deborah T. Givens, chair of the Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University, was elected vice president of the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors at the organization’s conference July 11-15 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Attendees came from England, Canada, Australia, China, Nepal and the U.S. In addition to programming about issues impacting the...

Kentucky Oaks Day: Great racing, disputed finish in feature (Monomoy Girl wins) and some perspecive

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor The 144th Grade I Kentucky Oaks was a thrilling renewal of the classic race that saw morning line favorite Monomoy Girl battle longshot Wonder Gadot the length of the stretch. Eventual winner Monomoy Girl is barely visible inside Wonder Gadot (#5). The two fillies engaged in a hotly contested stretch duel in the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks at...

U.S. Pony Club annual symposium provides interactive equestrian learning for members

The 2014 United States Pony Club Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium, held Jan. 22-26 in Portland, Ore., provided more than 700 members of the equine industry with educational workshops, presentations and interactive learning experiences on a variety of equine topics.   Representatives from all 42 Pony Club regions, including Alaska and Hawaii, were on hand working to improve Pony Club programming...